National Register of Historic Places
PLEASE NOTE: The February 9, 2023 North Carolina National Register Advisory Committee (NRAC) meeting will be held from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This will be an in-person meeting in the Archives and History Building, 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh (Room 308). The public may attend in-person or view the NRAC meeting presentations on YouTube via a livestream link during and after the meeting. February 9, 2023 meeting agenda. The next NRAC meeting will be held on June 8, 2023.
The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts worthy of preservation for their significance in American history, architecture, archaeology, and culture. Though the National Register is a federal program, nominations are submitted by the states through state historic preservation offices.
The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office has developed the following information sheets to describe the National Register of Historic Places, the meaning and advantages of listing in the Register, and the procedures for nominating properties to the Register.
# 1: What is the National Register of Historic Places?
# 2: National Register Criteria for Evaluation
# 3: How Historic Properties are Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
# 4: The National Register of Historic Places in North Carolina: Facts and Figures
# 5: Procedure for Supporting or Objecting to National Register Listing
In North Carolina, the placement of a property or district on the "Study List" is the first step towards nomination to the National Register. See the following for more information:
The Study List and the National Register in North Carolina
Study List applications are available as attachments to e-mail. See How to Request and Submit a Study List Application
Review the entirety of North Carolina listings in the National Register of Historic Places (as a PDF report or on a single web page), their nominations, and site locations in HPOWEB (not including archaeological listings). Nomination PDFs for listings made since 2006 are created from digital nomination files and include color digital photographs. PDFs of nominations prior to 2006 are made from scans of paper photocopies of nominations. All are searchable insofar as possible, though some PDFs made from scans of older, faded photocopies may not be fully searchable.
Review all North Carolina Multiple Property Documentation Form listings in the National Register.
Practical Advice for Preparing National Register Nominations in North Carolina
Digital Photography Policy
Photo Fee Schedule (2015)
Photographic Requisition form (PDF or DOC)
Other National Register materials:
- 2023 National Register Advisory Committee (NRAC) Meeting Calendar and Deadlines
- NRAC Meeting Minutes and Lists of Approved Properties. Lists for past meetings include properties and districts recommended by the NRAC for nomination to the National Register and approved for the Study List for potential nomination. Minutes include full agendas.
- Consultants for National Register nominations
- Plaques and Markers for National Register properties
- Survey and National Register Branch, with map showing staff service regions and staff contact information.
Link to the National Park Service National Register Programs Home Page